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Children pose for photos as a diver dressed as Santa Claus performs at COEX aquarium in Seoul. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images
In a Word . . . Unseen

“Dear Editor, “I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there is no Santa Claus. Please tell me the honest truth, is there a Santa Claus?” Virginia O’(...)

Tanya Sweeney: “I might get away with a non-Christmas or two in the coming years, but after that, I’ve been assured that the festive season becomes hard work.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Of the jumble of memories from childhood, it’s the tinsel-covered ones that seem to stand out. There was the time I nearly broke my back when I cart-w(...)

The film Threads will be Christmas viewing for all the family in a no-deal Brexit

If Britain crashes out of the EU with no deal this will have consequences for independent import/export operators like Santa Claus, who has hitherto, (...)

Sick of vacuuming and having to come home to a cold house? These smart home tech products can help. Photograph: Getty

It’s the same every Christmas – you work all through the season to get you house all cosy and Christmassy, decking the halls, putting up the Christmas(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. He   has received a windfall in corporation tax receipts this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Santa has come early for Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The tax revenue figures to the end of November represented the best Christmas present f(...)

Santa admits he gets unusual requests from the children in Derry, but 'I do my best to fulfil them all'.

No matter how busy Santa gets in the run up to Christmas, he always makes time to talk to the boys and girls in the northwest of Ireland. For the las(...)

Santa was a problem that year but it didn’t spoil the fun. Photograph: iStock

It was the late 1940s in Limerick, big families, small wages, streets teeming with playing children, frosty evenings in makeshift “skates” on inclines(...)

Last-minute Christmas shopping. Photograph: iStock/Getty

ADULTS Dents Aviemore touch-screen gloves The gloves Among the most traditional of Christmas gifts, but what we like about Dents Avie(...)

Can you believe it has been a decade since Santa’s elves finally got a digital presence? Portable North Pole (PNP), in its 10th year, is the perfect p(...)

Focus Ireland is helping Santa to find children who are homeless this Christmas using Santa’s magical fireplaces. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Magical fireplaces are being sent out to families across Ireland to make sure Santa can visit all children this Christmas, including those living in e(...)

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